I met the most special man named Jeffrey when I first came to the United States. Jeff is my husbands youngest brother who has down syndrome and he is one of the happiest and kindest people I know. I enjoy spending time with him, he has the purest heart ever! No matter how little the help he receives, he always offers the warmest hugs and kisses to show his appreciation. I learned so much while spending time with him. When my life gave me problems he would hug me and tell me that "Everything will be ok." When i was sick he would pass me a cup of water and say "booboo away."

His smile always shows optimism and positivity to life, which brings me inspiration to the jewelry I design. Because of my love for Jeffrey I decided to support and help the National Down Syndrome Society by donating 10% of the proceeds from each sale to


-- Marina Pelico